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PhD Applied Physics

Show your physics mastery and make your theories known with a Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics from Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $708 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

On the PhD. track, you will build upon what you’ve learned through the master’s program and hone your original research to solve real-world problems.With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Portland State University, you will have the time, faculty access, and research support to experiment and explore applications for your theories. You will also benefit from access to incredible support resources for professional development, including support for developing skill in classroom instruction and grant writing.

What can you do?

Physicists are employed by almost all industries, and a PhD in Applied Physics from Portland State will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to succeed no matter where your career takes you. Unlike traditional physics programs, studies in applied physics concentrate on the actual application of research to develop new technology and solve engineering problems in industry.

Many of our students who graduate with a PhD in Applied Physics go on to work in technical industries, holding positions such as systems software engineer, applications developer, senior research scientist, and product design engineer. Recent graduates have been hired at Hitachi, Intel, Mantis-Sigma, Nike, Apple, ESI, Nanometrics, Molecular Vista, Greatbatch Medical.


Courses Included

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Interactions
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Statistical Mechanics